ERIC Number: ED388446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
A Toddler's Life: Becoming a Person.
Based on intense observations of one child's development from 1 to 3 years of age, this book describes how children acquire the knowledge they need to become persons. The book has 13 chapters, divided chronologically. Topics covered include: (1) personhood and social identity, and methodological issues; (2) 15-16 months, doing a lot with a little, paralinguistic and linguistic expressions of meaning, and language learning; (3) 17-18 months starting to take account of what others can see; (4) 19-20 months, learning in a literate world, working on words, and emerging social skills; (5) 21-22 months, developing a self-concept, object labeling, and lexicon organizing; (6) 23-24 months, the struggle for independence, internal awareness, and ways of conversing; (7) 25-26 months, new ways with words, lexicon and syntactic development, and developing social-linguistic intelligence; (8) 27-28 months, inferences and talk about mental life, talk about talking, forms of talk, and talk about grammar; (9) 29-30 months, managing the social and conceptual worlds, and levels of knowledge in a 30-month-old child; (10) 31-32 months, attending to mental states and abilities, looking for causes of behavior, developing social categories, and metalanguage about reality and nonreality; (11) 33-34 months, preschool readiness and language of the emergent preschooler; (12) 35-36 months, changing social behaviors and complex language skills; and (13) how persons develop, the potential to be a person, environmental supports for the developing person, and toddlerhood in the course of development. (Contains 202 references.) (JW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Comprehension, Developmental Stages, Individual Development, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Acquisition, Personality Development, Self Concept, Toddlers
Oxford University Press, Inc., 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513 (paperback: ISBN-0-19-509923-0, $14.95; hardback: ISBN-0-19-508417-9, $38).
Publication Type: Books
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